Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Photo Album: Roddy Radiation 5/7/2015 Boulevard Trash Tulsa


Excited wasn't strong enough of a word for how I felt when I found out that guitarist Roddy Radiation (Byers) from the legendary 2Tone ska band The Specials was going to be in Tulsa. This was a must see show as far as I was concerned. I had actually had a picture taken with him on the Warped Tour in 1998 with the version of The Specials that was touring at that time. One of these days I'll get it scanned and show it here. I thought about mentioning it to him because he was very accessible in the small space that was Boulevard Trash but ultimately decided to let him be. It's not as if he would remember the few seconds that he took with me considering all that he was done in his life. Seeing him perform in this setting was more than enough for me.
 
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Friday, April 21, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 056: Roadtripping

I promise new episodes are coming with Tommy. As a matter of fact I am editing them now but in the meantime I felt like talking about music so here you go. Another episode of me rambling along about the recent concerts I've seen and those that are upcoming. Names like Prong, Sepultura, Testament, Local H have been seen and those like X, Alice Cooper, Megadeth and Scorpions are all on the schedule amongst others. Once again there is talk about wanting to do new music because I have a ton of lyrical ideas sitting and waiting but also about trying to learn to play a little guitar. It's not too long of an episode so go ahead and check it out.



Closing Music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing Music: Thurston Moore - Cease Fire

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Photo Album: Alejandro Escovedo June 11th, 2014 The Vanguard

In an effort to put content on this blog other than info on my podcast episodes I've decided to start uploading pictures from anything that strikes my fancy, so long as it's from something I've done or seen, with some info tacked on as well. At least this will fill the gaps until I feel like writing the odd short story, lyrics, bunch of crap, etc. Who better to start things off than one of my favorite musicians?





This photo was taken from the fourth time that I have seen Al in concert. Unlike the previous three shows there was no band backing him this time. It was just Al, his guitar and violinist Susan Voelz. The stories were there, spun in between songs, but the songs themselves had changed. A different energy had been given to them with no difference in the brilliance of the performance, it was if the songs lived, even breathed and adapted to the circumstances. That's part of his talent. I missed seeing him this past November right before my birthday but I won't make that mistake again.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ten For Tuesday Episode 113: AV Undercover Special

This is an extra special bonus episode which features artists that have gone to AV Undercover and performed live cover songs. If you look at the playlist below you should be able to tell what I was going for. Right now I've got so much music lined up  just felt the need to get it out. So enjoy this Ten For Tuesday Twofer.



Local H - Shock The Monkey
Superchunk - In Between Days
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Troubled Hubble - Things Can Only Get Better
Courtney Barnett - Cannonball
Mac DeMarco - Undone
Sharon Van Etten And Shearwater - Stop Draggin My Heart Around
The Falcon - Keep Your Hands To Yourself
The Minus Five - Cherry Bomb
The Dismemberment Plan - Barracuda

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Ten For Tuesday Episode 112

The Skints - Rise Up
Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
The Au Pairs - It's Obvious
Izzy Stradlin - Baby-Rann
Local H - Cool Magnet
Smashing Pumpkins - One And All
The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
Bedouin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song
10,000 Maniacs - Candy Everybody Wants
The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town



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Friday, April 14, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 055: Conclusion Of The Conversation With Aaron

In the fourth and final installment of my conversation with my friend Aaron we again are talking about music. This time it's about party bands, you know, the kind where people just want to hear something familiar without any concern for content. Then Aaron starts talking guitars (he's got fifteen) and how he started experimenting with altering them. After that we talk about music keeping you young and then the guitar nerdery returns with talk about recording and editing skills and how we earned them. It all closes up with some social media etiquette or at least how we do it and with that this chapter closes. However I have a feeling that once we records some new music another conversation will be had.



Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Mastodon - Show Yourself

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

notmovingpictures Episode 054: Aaron Part 3



Part three of my conversation with my friend Aaron finds us continuing to talk about Metallica and selling out, the line you can choose to not cross when a band changes their sound too much, cover songs, gaming and how it can bring family and friends a bit closer when separated by time and distance and movies like Star Wars: Rogue One, the Bladerunner sequel and Highlander. I mean the first one not the crappy second one. Probably some other stuff I missed too.

Opening music: Alloy - Live To See The Day
Closing music: Local H - Shock The Monkey

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Older episodes of the podcast can be found by going to archive.org and searching for notmovingpictures.

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